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Running with the Devil
Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music
Robert Walser; Harris M. Berger, fwd.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Acknowledgements
• Foreword, by Harris M. Berger
• Introduction
• METALLURGIES: GENRE, HISTORY, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF HEAVY METAL
• Genre and Commercial Meditation
• Casting Heavy Metal
• Heavy Metal in the 80’s
• Headbangers
• “Nasty, Brutish, and Short?” Rock Critics and Academics Evaluate Metal
• BEYOND THE VOCALS: TOWARD THE ANALYSIS OF POPULAR MUSIC DISCOURSES
• Genre and Discourse
• Musicological Analysis
• Writing about Music
• Metal as Discourse
• “Runnin’ with the Devil”
• Negotiation and Pleasure
• ERUPTIONS: HEAVY METAL APPROPRIATIONS OF CLASSICAL VIRTUOSITY
• Classical Prestiger and Popular Meanings
• Ritchie Blackmore and the Classical Roots of Metal
• Edward Van Halen and the New Virtuosity
• Randy Rhoads: Metal Gets Serious
• Yngwie Malmsteen: Metal Augmented and Diminished
• Popular Music as Cultural Dialogue
• FORGING MUSCULINITY: HEAVY METAL SOUNDS AND IMAGES OF GENDER
• Behind the Screen: Listening to Gender
• No Girls Allowed: Exscription in Heavy Metal
• The Kiss of Death: Misogyny and the Male Victim
• Living on a Prayer: Romance
• Nothing but a Good Time? Androgyny as a Political Party
• “Real Men Don’t Wear Makeup”
• CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS? MYSTICISM, HORROR, AND POSTMODERN POLITICS
• Professing Censorship: The PMRC and Its Academic Allies Attack
• Suicide Solutions
• Mysticism and Postmodernism in Heavy Metal
• Horror and History
• Guns N’ Roses N’ Marx N’ Engels
• AFTERWORD to the 2014 Edition
• Appendix I: Heavy Metal Canons
• Appendix 2: Heavy Metal Questionnaire
• Notes
• Select Discography
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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